"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Every bird counts! Join Project Feederwatch

Grab your binoculars! If you have bird feeders, you're watching the birds anyway. So why not count them for science?

Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. Participants periodically count the birds they see at their feeders and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. Your bird counts help you keep track of what is happening in your own backyard and help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Counting for Cornell Lab of Ornithology's 2019-20 FeederWatch season begins on November 9 and runs through April 3.   

For a $18 fee ($15 for Cornell Lab members), new participants receive the FeederWatch handbook and instructions with tips on how to successfully attract birds to feeders, an identification poster of the most common feeder birds, tally sheets and a calendar. Participants also receive Winter Bird Highlights, an annual summary of FeederWatch findings, and access to the digital version of Living Bird, the Cornell Lab's award-winning, quarterly magazine.

Sign up at Project FeederWatch

Happy Birding!

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